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SEKI, SHAKU

mukashi

Repelled by axe coming downmeaning: olden times, past

昔の事 == mukashi no koto == old things
昔昔 ==  mukashimukashi == (temporal noun) long ago, 'once upon a time'




Bottom radical is 'sun/day' (日). Top radical was originally a symbol meaning 'piling up'. I.e., a 'piling up of days', or a long time ago. Henshall suggests taking the current top elements as two 'tens' (十) and a 'one' (一), and and as a mnemonic: 'Twenty one days ago is well in the past.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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